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Abdominal pain

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal pain - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119

Acute Care Program : Department of Emergency Medicine

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
1068
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This is a guide to the Acute Care Program which is a home care program developed by Continuing Care, a branch of the NS Department of Health. Services can be arranged for you at home. Hopefully, this will mean that you will not need to be admitted to hospital. Contact numbers are also given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Home Care Services
Other Subjects
Home care services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This is a guide to the Acute Care Program which is a home care program developed by Continuing Care, a branch of the NS Department of Health. Services can be arranged for you at home. Hopefully, this will mean that you will not need to be admitted to hospital. Contact numbers are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1068

After your lumbar puncture

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1560
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During a lumbar puncture, a needle is placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Care of the puncture site, expected complications, and instructions for bathing, activity, and diet are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Postoperative Care
Spinal Puncture
Other Subjects
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Spine--Puncture
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
During a lumbar puncture, a needle is placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Care of the puncture site, expected complications, and instructions for bathing, activity, and diet are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1560

Capital Health Emergency Departments : asthma action plan

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Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2010.
Pamphlet Number
1309
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This action flyer was prepared by the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Dartmouth General Hospital Emergency Department. This will help asthma patients connect their symptoms with the preferred treatment. Knowing the right action to take and when will help patients stay out of hospital more often and direct them to get medical attention when their symptoms tell them it is absolutely necessary.
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Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2010
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This action flyer was prepared by the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Dartmouth General Hospital Emergency Department. This will help asthma patients connect their symptoms with the preferred treatment. Knowing the right action to take and when will help patients stay out of hospital more often and direct them to get medical attention when their symptoms tell them it is absolutely necessary.
Pamphlet Number
1309

Care of your urinary catheter at home

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Capital Health (N.S.). Urology. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0297
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This pamphlet gives instructions for caring for your urinary catheter after you leave the hospital. It explains how your catheter works, specific care instructions, how to care for your leg bag, care instructions for your night drainage bag, and important things to remember. Symptoms that require medical attention are noted.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Urology
Alternate Title
Suprapubic catheters
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheters, Indwelling
Urinary Catheters
Other Subjects
Catheters
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet gives instructions for caring for your urinary catheter after you leave the hospital. It explains how your catheter works, specific care instructions, how to care for your leg bag, care instructions for your night drainage bag, and important things to remember. Symptoms that require medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Emergency Medicine, QEII; revised by 5B Urology staff
Pamphlet Number
0297
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Bowel function is defined. Some common causes of constipation are provided. Tips to avoid constipation are given. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Bowel function is defined. Some common causes of constipation are provided. Tips to avoid constipation are given. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692

Diarrhea and vomiting

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0120
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Diarrhea and vomiting are often caused by bacteria or viruses. You may have other symptoms such as nausea, headache, feeling tired, and muscle aches. Some suggestions to help you care for yourself are provided. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diarrhea - prevention and control
Vomiting - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Diarrhea and vomiting are often caused by bacteria or viruses. You may have other symptoms such as nausea, headache, feeling tired, and muscle aches. Some suggestions to help you care for yourself are provided. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0120

Ectopic pregnancy

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1561
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An ectopic pregnancy (also called tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that develops (grows) outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. It is a potential medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, outlook, treatment, complications, ways to decrease your risk factors, and follow-up instructions are provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Tubal pregnancy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Other Subjects
Ectopic pregnancy
Specialty
Emergency
Gynaecology
Abstract
An ectopic pregnancy (also called tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that develops (grows) outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. It is a potential medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, outlook, treatment, complications, ways to decrease your risk factors, and follow-up instructions are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Beverly Clarke, RN, Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1561

Emergency contraceptive (birth control) pills

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Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2010.
Pamphlet Number
1355
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This pamphlet was prepared by the Cobequid Community Health Centre and the Dartmouth General Hospital Emergency Department. It gives important details about emergency contraceptive pills including when to take them, how effective they are and any side effects that may be noticed. Emergency Contraceptive Pills do not treat sexually transmitted illness.
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Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2010
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet was prepared by the Cobequid Community Health Centre and the Dartmouth General Hospital Emergency Department. It gives important details about emergency contraceptive pills including when to take them, how effective they are and any side effects that may be noticed. Emergency Contraceptive Pills do not treat sexually transmitted illness.
Pamphlet Number
1355

Instructions for DVT or PE Management : DGH Emergency Department

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1544
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This is an instructional pamphlet to help you prevent and control either deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism. Your nurse or doctor will write out instructions for you to follow regarding when to take your medication and when to do blood work. This pamphlet also includes important contact numbers in case you have any questions as well as instructions for when you visit the Anticoagulation Clinic.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention and control
Venous Thrombosis - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Thrombophlebitis
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This is an instructional pamphlet to help you prevent and control either deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism. Your nurse or doctor will write out instructions for you to follow regarding when to take your medication and when to do blood work. This pamphlet also includes important contact numbers in case you have any questions as well as instructions for when you visit the Anticoagulation Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1544

Kidney stones

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0240
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Kidney stones (renal calculi) are lumps of crystals which usually form in the kidneys from material in the urine. This pamphlet describes your care if you are a patient who visits an Emergency Department (ER) with a kidney stone. Care instructions for when you go home are provided and a list of the symptoms that require immediate medical attention are outlined. Follow-up care is important.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Calculi
Other Subjects
Kidneys--Calculi
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Kidney stones (renal calculi) are lumps of crystals which usually form in the kidneys from material in the urine. This pamphlet describes your care if you are a patient who visits an Emergency Department (ER) with a kidney stone. Care instructions for when you go home are provided and a list of the symptoms that require immediate medical attention are outlined. Follow-up care is important.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0240
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Pneumonia is inflammation or infection in one or both of the lungs (sometimes called a chest infection). We have listed the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, risk factors, and the care you need at home. The pamphlet explains how you should feel in 3-5 days and 5-7 days. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Pneumonia is inflammation or infection in one or both of the lungs (sometimes called a chest infection). We have listed the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, risk factors, and the care you need at home. The pamphlet explains how you should feel in 3-5 days and 5-7 days. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0368

Quick Response Program : Department of Emergency Medicine

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0659
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This is a guide to the Quick Response Program. It is a home care program developed by Continuing Care, a branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Health. Services can be arranged for you at home for no more than 5 days. This will, hopefully, mean you will not need to be admitted to hospital. Contact numbers are also given.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Home Care Services
Other Subjects
Home care services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This is a guide to the Quick Response Program. It is a home care program developed by Continuing Care, a branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Health. Services can be arranged for you at home for no more than 5 days. This will, hopefully, mean you will not need to be admitted to hospital. Contact numbers are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0659

Section B insurance benefits

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Social Work. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1474
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This pamphlet outlines how to access Section B insurance benefits when you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have contacted your insurance company to open a claim. The pamphlet explains what Section B is, how to tell if you are covered, how to access benefits, and when you should apply. It also gives information about navigating the system. This pamphlet does not constitute legal advice.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Social Work
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents, Traffic
Insurance Benefits
Insurance Claim Reporting
Other Subjects
Insurance claims
Traffic accidents
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines how to access Section B insurance benefits when you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have contacted your insurance company to open a claim. The pamphlet explains what Section B is, how to tell if you are covered, how to access benefits, and when you should apply. It also gives information about navigating the system. This pamphlet does not constitute legal advice.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Social Work
Pamphlet Number
1474
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
1160
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If you have a sore throat, it is usually a symptom of an illness, such as a cold. Most sore throats are caused by viruses. This means that a sore throat caused by a virus will not get any better by taking antibiotics. The treatment for a sore throat and how to prevent its spread to others is discussed. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pharyngitis - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Pharyngitis
Thoat--Diseases
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
If you have a sore throat, it is usually a symptom of an illness, such as a cold. Most sore throats are caused by viruses. This means that a sore throat caused by a virus will not get any better by taking antibiotics. The treatment for a sore throat and how to prevent its spread to others is discussed. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1160
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0351
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A wound is an injury that happens when there is a break in the skin. This pamphlet provides information on caring for a wound. Follow-up instructions and symptoms requiring a visit to Emergency or a health care provider are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Emergency Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries
Other Subjects
Wounds and injuries
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
A wound is an injury that happens when there is a break in the skin. This pamphlet provides information on caring for a wound. Follow-up instructions and symptoms requiring a visit to Emergency or a health care provider are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Emergency Medicine, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0351

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